Howard University


Current Courses

Constitutional Law I & II; & Copyrights

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Short Biography

Prof. Jamar earned his JD from Hamline University School of Law in 1979 and his LLM in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994. He joined the Howard University School of Law faculty as the director of the Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing Program in 1990, a position he held until 2002. He taught at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and the University of Baltimore School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland before coming to Howard.
At Howard Prof. Jamar has taught a variety of courses including among others Constitutional Law I & II; Copyrights; International Law of Human Rights; the International Moot Court Team course; Introduction to Intellectual Property; LRRW I & II; Drafting; Computer Law; Law and Religion; and Interviewing, Counseling, & Negotiation.
Prof. Jamar is the Associate Director for International Programs of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice. IIPSJ was created by Prof. Mtima with assistance from Prof. Jamar in 2002 to address the relationship between intellectual property and social justice.
Prof. Jamar’s scholarly work is wide ranging, having published articles in the areas of comparative law and intellectual property, legal rhetoric, work related to Brown@50, copyright and social justice, and various human rights topics. He is currently authoring a textbook on constitutional law.  Many of his writings are available for downloading through his SSRN page at

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Professional Contributions

updated: February 18, 2015